Friday, July 01, 2011
ABC Family's Return of Melissa & Joey and Premiere of State of Georgia Off to Solid Start; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 4, 2011)
Melissa & Joey aired opposite NBC's finale of The Voice, but the summer premiere delivered the series' number two telecast of all time in Teens 12-17 (310,000 viewers), ranked as Wednesday's No. 1 telecast in Prime in Females 12-34 (639,000 viewers), and was the No. 1 cable telecast in its time period in Adults 18-34 (518,000 viewers), Women 18-34 (391,000 viewers), Women 18-49 (593,000 viewers) and Females 12-34. It placed among Wednesday's Top 5 prime cable telecasts in Women 18-34 (No. 3), Women 18-49 (No. 4) and Viewers 12-34 (No. 5). And The summer premiere outperformed its fall finale (10/26/10) across the board, including by 18% in Adults 18-34 (518,000 vs. 439,000 viewers), by 29% in Women 18-34 (391,000 vs. 304,000 viewers), by 18% in Women 18-49 (593,000 vs. 504,000 viewers), by 23% in Viewers 12-34 (829,000 vs. 672,000 viewers) and by 44% in Females 12-34 (639,000 vs. 445,000 viewers). And it outperformed its episodes to date (8/7-10/26/10) average by double-digit percent margins in Women 18-34 (+15% - 391,000 vs. 341,000 viewers), Viewers 12-34 (+17% - 829,000 vs. 708,000 viewers) and Females 12-34 (+29% - 639,000 vs. 496,000 viewers). The summer premiere averaged 1.54 million total viewers.
Meanwhile, the series premiere of State of Georgia followed and also against an extremely competitive landscape that included the finale of NBC's The Voice," ABC Family's newest original series debuted as the network's No. 2 comedy launch of all time in Adults 18-49 (737,000 viewers), behind only last summer's launch of Melissa & Joey, and easily ranked No. 1 across all cable in the half hour in Adults 18-34 (458,000 viewers), Women 18-34 (345,000 viewers), Women 18-49 (553,000 viewers), Viewers 12-34 (720,000 viewers) and Females 12-34 (571,000 viewers). The Raven Symone comedy ranked among Wednesday's Top 5 cable programs in Females 12-34 (No. 4) and Women 18-34 (No. 5). The series premiere averaged 1.32 million total viewers, holding a good chuck of its lead-in ratings.
Watch week two of both comedies next Wednesday starting at 8/7 central! It's good comedy fun with great casts and original comedy airings in the summer if a good thing!
It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars (but we won't cover movie stars like Tom Hanks or John Travolta, since they won't be talking about their past sitcoms likely), so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of July 4-8, 2011, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!
Monday, July 4, 2011
- Mike O'Malley (Yes, Dear) - Watch Mike on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
- Cedric the Entertainer (The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric drops by Tavis Smiley on PBS, but check listings for time.
- Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Catch Jennifer on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
- Niecy Nash (The Cleveland Show/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Tune in to see Niecy on a May repeat of Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
- Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens) - Shia appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/The Nanny) - Fran is a guest on a repeat of The Gayle King Show at 10am on OWN.
- Lisa Kudrow (Friends) - Lisa stops by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly)) - Catch Billy on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Ellie Kemper (The Office) - Watch Ellie on an all-new Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Tune in to see Jennifer on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
- Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin is a guest on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings. Zookeeper opens in theaters on July 8.
- Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Catch Betty on a repeat of The Gayle King Show at 10am on OWN.
- Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/The Golden Girls/The Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Watch Betty on a repeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:37am on NBC.
- Louis C.K. (Louie) - Catch Louis on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
- Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry drops by LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
- Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
- Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Raven Symone (State of Georgia/That's So Raven/The Cosby Show) - Raven visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin continues to make the rounds on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm on NBC.
- Anthony Anderson (All About the Andersons/The Bernie Mac Show) - Anthony appears on a repeat from April on Lopez Tonight at 12am on TBS.
- Jennifer Anniston (Friends) - Jennifer stops by LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
- John O'Hurley (Seinfeld) - John visits The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
- Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show) - Kevin drops by The Mo'nique Show at 11pm on BET.
- Jenna Elfman (Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg)) - Jenna guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Molly Shannon (Kath & Kim) - Catch Molly on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
- Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Watch Tom on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm. Larry Crowne is now in theaters.
- Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
- Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason appears on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
- Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show/The Ropers) - Jeffrey is a guest The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Kevin James (The King of Queens) - Kevin talks about his movie, Zookeeper, on Today on NBC between 10-11am.
New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)
10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/04 - The Exes - Seasons 1 & 2
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/06 - Kenan & Kel - The Best of Seasons 3 & 4
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dharma & Greg - The Complete Season 2
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Broad City - Season 1
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/02 - The Simpsons - The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - Family Guy - Volume 13
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Monday, December 22
The Big Bang Theory - "The Hook-Up Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Raj’s honesty about his past comes back to haunt him after his girlfriend, Emily, is cold to Penny. Also, the guys consider becoming part-owners in Stuart’s comic book store.
Mike & Molly - "'Tis the Season to Be Molly" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mike assures Molly he’ll be home in time for Christmas Eve dinner until he and Carl end up in the back of a stolen truck. Meanwhile, Molly is upset with Vince for trying to change the family’s Christmas traditions.
Anger Management - "Charlie and the Sexy Swing Vote" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Charlie and Jordan hire a hot tie-breaker to work as their associate on the prison clinic program.
Anger Management - "Charlie & the 100th Episode" (FX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Charlie has to make a decision between keeping his group and being a sports psychologist for a baseball team.
Monday, December 22
- Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
- Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
- Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York) - Christine talks about Into the Woods on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
- Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
- Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald drops by The Better Show, so check your local listings.
- Don Most (Happy Days) - Don talks about his NYC show at 54 Below on Saturday, December 27 on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York between 7-10am.